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That’s a Wrap!

It was great to gather with so many fair friends and family at WFA Fired Up 2016. Visit the Convention wrap website for fun photos and access to presentation materials.

Convention Preparation

We’re Fired Up to see you in Anaheim, Jan. 3-6, 2016! Here’s what’s happening around the office:


We had a great time visiting Las Vegas for the International Association of Fairs & Expositions Convention. Here are some highlights: Newly-elected IAFE President Marla Calico receives congratulations while stopping by the WFA Board of Directors meeting in Las Vegas. She officially begins Jan. 1, 2016. Jim Tucker, current IAFE President, will be featured as  Continue Reading »

Meet Your Barham Award Winner

Brander Enterprises has been recognized by WFA and their peers with this year’s Barham Award. The company officially incorporated in 2008, but began with the Texas Donut Stand in 1987 operated by Sil and Carol Brander. Their son Rich and his wife Teresa bought the business, which Rich had been working at for a decade  Continue Reading »

Hall of Fame 2015: George Soares

The fair has been a constant in George Soares’ life. He showed cattle as a youth and later received a WFA scholarship for $500 in the 60s to continue his education. Without that scholarship, he may not have been able to continue his schooling and become the advocate for the fair industry that he is  Continue Reading »

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